Elmore County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch!

The National Weather service in Birmingham, AL has placed Elmore County  under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch untill 8:00 a.m. Please find the watch notification below.

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WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 123

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

137 AM CDT WED APR 5 2017

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

123 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               CHILTON               COOSA

DALLAS                ELMORE                LOWNDES

MONTGOMERY

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHAMBERS              LEE                   MACON

RUSSELL               TALLAPOOSA

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR               BULLOCK               PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALEXANDER CITY, AUBURN, CLANTON, EUFAULA, FORT DEPOSIT, LANETT, LOWNDESBORO, MILLBROOK, MONTGOMERY, OPELIKA, PHENIX CITY, PRATTVILLE, ROCKFORD, SELMA, TROY, TUSKEGEE, UNION SPRINGS, VALLEY, AND WETUMPKA.

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has Elmore County listed in a Moderate Risk area for severe weather tomorrow (April 5th). According to the NWS, during the early morning hours a strong system will be moving up out of the gulf across the state and then swing east into Georgia. This will cause us to see a couple of different windows for the possibility of severe storms in central Alabama, but there will be only very brief breaks in the possibility for severe weather. This is a very unusual type of severe weather setup that we do not see very often, as this system will not be developing to our west. It will be developing right over us and moving out. Everyone needs to be weather aware all day tomorrow beginning in the early morning hours through tomorrow night. During the morning hours we will see 2 threats of severe weather as this front moves in and out of central Alabama. At this point, sometime after 1:00 p.m. it is likely that we see an increased threat of severe weather that will linger into tomorrow evening and night. The greater threat area in central Alabama tomorrow afternoon will likely be to the east of I-65. The threats include damaging winds, tornadoes, to include strong tornadoes (EF2 strength and greater, and possibly long track) and up to baseball size hail. Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that show the threats associated with this system. Also below is the updated Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS.

This is a serious threat and you need to make sure that you have your severe weather plans in place to activate at a the issuance of a Warning tomorrow.

We may send out additional updates depending on any significant changes or updates in the forecast. However, it is unlikely at this point that many changes will be made to the outlook as the confidence of this forecast is very high, according the NWS.

We will be monitoring this system very closely and we will activate the Emergency Operations Center upon the issuance of a Tornado Watch.

 

NWS says “Severe threat remains the same for tomorrow, April 5, 2017”.

04/04/2017 9:00 p.m. – According to the NWS, the forecast discussion sent out earlier today is still current. They are continuing to highlight that the severe threat will persist beginning early in the morning hours and last throughout the day into tomorrow night. So tomorrow we need to remain weather aware for the entire day! We are not anticipating any changes to the forecast at this point through the night.

The National Weather Service, Birmingham, updated the graphic below this afternoon, delineating counties in Central Alabama as either in the “Moderate Risk Area” or the “Enhanced Risk Area” for the purpose of severe weather. The change to the graph below shows the Moderate Risk Area now incorporates more area to our west. Confidence for this possible outbreak remains high but please keep abreast of the latest severe weather updates through your favorite severe weather sources, i.e., smart phone apps, NOAA Weather Radio, broadcast media weather services, EMA webpage,…

Elmore County under a Moderate Risk of Severe Weather for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has Elmore County listed in a Moderate Risk area for severe weather tomorrow (April 5th). According to the NWS, during the early morning hours a strong system will be moving up out of the gulf across the state and then swing east into Georgia. This will cause us to see a couple of different windows for the possibility of severe storms in central Alabama, but there will be only very brief breaks in the possibility for severe weather. This is a very unusual type of severe weather setup that we do not see very often, as this system will not be developing to our west. It will be developing right over us and moving out. Everyone needs to be weather aware all day tomorrow beginning in the early morning hours through tomorrow night. During the morning hours we will see 2 threats of severe weather as this front moves in and out of central Alabama. At this point, sometime after 1:00 p.m. it is likely that we see an increased threat of severe weather that will linger into tomorrow evening and night. The greater threat area in central Alabama tomorrow afternoon will likely be to the east of I-65. The threats include damaging winds, tornadoes, to include strong tornadoes (EF2 strength and greater, and possibly long track) and up to baseball size hail. Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that show the threats associated with this system. Also below is the updated Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS.

This is a serious threat and you need to make sure that you have your severe weather plans in place to activate at a the issuance of a Warning tomorrow.

We may send out additional updates depending on any significant changes or updates in the forecast. However, it is unlikely at this point that many changes will be made to the outlook as the confidence of this forecast is very high, according the NWS.

We will be monitoring this system very closely and we will activate the Emergency Operations Center upon the issuance of a Tornado Watch.

Elmore County now under a Slight Risk of Severe Weather – Threat and timing has changed for today (April 3, 2017)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has reduced the threat for Elmore County to a Slight Risk for severe today (April 3rd). According to the NWS, a strong upper level storm system will bring a threat of severe storms to central Alabama on today. The timing has changed some with the primary timeframe for severe weather for Elmore County is now from around 7:00 a.m. to around 12:00 p.m.  The primary threat will be associated with a band of storms moving from west to east across the state. There may be a few storms develop out ahead of the main line of storms. The threats include damaging winds and brief tornadoes. Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that show both the threats associated with this system and the approximate timing that the severe weather threat will impact areas across the state. Also below is the updated Hazardous Weather Outlook issued a short time ago by the NWS.

 

We will be monitoring this system very closely.

 

Moderate risk of severe weather for Elmore County for tomorrow – 4/3/2017

Posted at 2:45 p.m. on 4/2/17 : The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham has Elmore County listed in a Moderate Risk area for severe weather tomorrow (April 3rd). According to the NWS, a strong upper level storm system will bring a threat of severe storms to central Alabama on Monday. The primary time frame for severe weather for Elmore County is from around 10:00 a.m. to around 2:00 p.m.  The primary threat will be associated with a line of storms moving from west to east across the state. There may be a few storms develop out ahead of the main line of storms. The threats include damaging winds, tornadoes, to include strong tornadoes (EF2 strength and greater) and quarter  size hail. Below you will find a graphic issued by the NWS that shows both the threats associated with this system and the approximate timing that the severe weather threat will impact areas across the state. Also below is the updated Hazardous Weather Outlook issued a short time ago by the NWS.

This is a serious threat and you need to make sure that you have your severe weather plans in place to activate at a the issuance of a Warning tomorrow.

We will be sending out additional updates either later tonight or first thing tomorrow morning, depending on any significant changes or updates in the forecast.

We will be monitoring this system very closely and we will activate the Emergency Operations Center upon the issuance of a Tornado Watch.

Hazardous Weather Outlook- 

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

151 PM CDT Sun Apr 2 2017

 

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151 PM CDT Sun Apr 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook Through Tonight.

There is a threat of severe thunderstorms late tonight, mainly after

5 AM, across the far west counties, generally west of a line from Demopolis to Tuscaloosa to Jasper. The threats include damaging straight line winds up to 60 mph and brief tornadoes. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

A threat of severe thunderstorms will continue through 2 PM Monday, including damaging straight line winds up to 70 mph, tornadoes, and large hail. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible. The best chance for severe storms is south of a line from Linden to Selma to Lafayette, where strong tornadoes are possible.

There is also a threat of severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday evening. The threats include damaging straight line winds, large hail, and tornadoes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and Emergency Managers may be needed late tonight, Monday, and again on Wednesday.

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NWS Updated Timing for Severe Storms Tonight. 3/30/3017

Update as of 3:35 P.M., Thursday, March 30,2017

From the NWS Birmingham, Alabama 

Severe thunderstorms are possible through 11 pm, but will be quite limited. Damaging winds and large hail will be the threat, but a brief tornado can not be ruled out. Stay aware for changes as we approach this event.
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Updated HWO as of 5:44 P.M. this date:
NWSChat – NOAA’s National Weather Service

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
544 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...Outlook Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

There is a threat of severe thunderstorms, including damaging winds 
up to 60 mph, brief tornadoes, and hail up to the size of quarters,
across central Alabama on Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and Emergency Managers may be needed
on Monday.

NWS Update on Possible Severe Weather Now Thru 8 PM Tonight, Mar 30, 2017

03/30/2017   3:32:39 PM   According to the latest graphic (below) provided by the National Weather Service, Birmingham, Elmore County remains in the Slight Risk Threat Area. Threats include the possibility of tornados, damaging winds up to 60 mph, and quarter size hail. The timing for the possibility of severe weather impacting Elmore County is now through 8 P.M. tonight.  Elmore County EMA will continue to post severe weather updates to their webpage as they become available.

 

Severe weather threat for Elmore County for today (3-30-17)

Posted at 9:00 a.m. – Elmore County has been placed under a Slight risk for severe weather today by the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the NWS increasing rain chances with a few strong to severe storms during the afternoon will be possible. At this time chances will be even better for strong to severe storms during the evening and overnight hours for Elmore County. The greatest risk for severe weather will be in northwest portions of the state. Also, rain and thunderstorm activity along the coast may prevent severe weather development from occurring in central Alabama. Right now this is still something that that the NWS  is watching closely to see what our chances are for the severe weather potential this afternoon, evening and tonight. This update is according to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham as of 8:00 a.m. this morning. Below is a graphic provided by the NWS that shows both the potential threat and timing for severe weather for today. Also below is the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham.

We will continue monitoring the severe weather threat for today and will post updates as needed.